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EEP, Enel Green Power to acquire land for solar power plant

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and Enel Green Power (EGP), the Italian company that is set to sign a power purchase agreement to develop a 100MW solar power plant near Metehara town in the Oromia Regional State at a cost of 120 million USD, are going to acquire land from the regional state.   

EEP launches Africa’s first Waste-to-Energy Facility

Africa’s first Waste-to-Energy Facility was launched in the outskirts of the capital last Saturday, becoming the first such facility in the continent. Expected to have a processing capacity of approximately 1400 tons of waste a day, the facility was inaugurated in the shadow of Reppi Landfill which collapsed and killed scores of people, last year.

HelloSolar, BelCash to introduce solar home system 

With Ethiopia moving to a strategy which helps embrace the wisdom of solar energy within the country and play catch-up to successes achieved in neighboring nations such as Kenya and Rwanda; HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash – the mobile banking platform system – is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system for the nation’s off-grid population with affordable solar home system.

Repi waste to energy plant completed

Repi waste to energy plant, the first of its kind in the Africa, has been completed and is set to be inaugurated on Sunday, August 18, 2018.

The project consumed 2.6 billion birr so far and it will have the capacity to provide 185 Giga Watts Hour (GWh) of electricity per year, crushing 1,400 tons of solid waste on a daily basis.

During its lifecycle, the project will create jobs for 1,300 Ethiopians and 286 foreign experts.

Experts call for upgrade in capacity to deal independent power producers

UNCTAD reports 82 percent of people in LDCS out of national grid Launching the 2017 report on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), discussants of the report, which was presented by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Wednesday, noted that countries such as Ethiopia who wish to work with independent power producers (IPPs) should first capacitate their bargaining powers to benefit out of the power purchase deals.

Enel Green Power, Orchid win 100MW solar power plant bid

Enel Green Power, a leading European renewable energy developer, and its local partner in Ethiopia, Orchid Business Group, have won the bid put up by Ethiopian Electric Power to build a 100MW solar power plant in Metehara town, Oromia Regional State.